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Watershed Manager II - Data Production (Department of Watershed Management - Office of Performance and Accountability)

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.
Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.
General Description and Classification Standards
Manages internal data production and publication in effort to serve the citizens by providing accurate and detailed information regarding operational activity by the Department of Watershed Management (DWM). Performs various skilled tasks associated with retrieving, reviewing, and reformatting for additional publication information on how DWM carries out day-to-day work orders, service requests, and other activities necessary fulfill its mission and remain in compliance with internal and external regulations.
This is a fully seasoned managerial level charged with responsibility for specialized functions within DWM. The position manages a small group of specialized professional employees. Areas of responsibility are typically unique within the department.
Position differs from Manager I level in the size, impact, or technical complexity of the activities managed. The employee works both independently in fulfilling data requests and collaboratively in leading necessary audit and project review work. The position reports to the Director when necessary approval or other direction is required.
Direction received is general and focuses more on office objectives, managerial effectiveness, and operating results. This level would be considered "middle" management.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. The position navigates several internal operational data management systems to review for data integrity, work demand and supply, potential risks to operations and compliance, and to produce standardized local and national data reports regarding departmental activity. As operational systems change, the position will assist in ensuring that data recording and production allow for operational and reporting consistency. Based on requests from departmental leadership, the position will play a key role in providing data retrieval, organization, and presentation services on an ad hoc basis.
Provides training, project management, and mentoring to all assigned staff, and manages, supervises, and directs staff as appropriate. Serves as technical lead in producing existing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on DWM performance and in responding to requests for information from the Commissioner’s Office and the public as necessary. Serves as lead on internal projects that require significant data retrieval and organization. Serves as active liaison for DWM staff in other offices responsible for data recording. Reports significant risks to data stability and integrity as observed in report production or project review. Makes general recommendations for these issues as they are discovered. Manages historical record of data produced within the office as well as external requests and data that can impact operations.
Provide training, coaching and mentoring to staff while managing small to large internal review projects meeting schedule and scope requirements of stakeholders. Produces information readily for decision-makers in critical situations. Reviews data production stability over time and alerts DWM leadership as to threats to stability, continuity, or integrity of recorded and reported information.
Decision Making
Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc. for internal projects with limited resources. Has managerial authority over a group of professional employees. Works in collaboration with OPA staff and departmental leadership to enact present necessary information to key departmental stakeholders. Independently designs and enacts queries and work plans to enable the production of departmental operational data and internal reviews.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.
  • Knowledge of programming languages; knowledge of application framework, design pattern and method; knowledge of software databases (i.e. Oracle and MS SQL).
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite along with a good understanding of relational databases and ERP systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical jargon of the water production and watershed management including environmental is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the law and the code of ordinances; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of water resource management and watershed science.
  • Knowledge of and experience with GIS applications.
  • Skilled in communicating verbally and written; Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good leadership skills. Ability to interact effectively with various personality styles and with upper departmental management or elected officials.
  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and guidelines; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, employees, and representatives of other public agencies.


Minimum Qualifications 
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with classes or professional experience in statistics, data management, public policy, auditing, information technology, or other associated fields. 3-5 years of work experience in the fields referenced above or other applicable experience.

Preferred Education & Experience
Master’s degree in the fields referenced above or 5-8 years of experience in associated water utility professional work or data management, auditing, public policy, math, statistics, or other area where large amounts of data are routinely managed and relied upon.
Licensures and Certifications
None required
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with professional office job